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  1. Farmers and Village Life in Japan

    Edited by Yoshiaki Nishida, Ann Waswo

    Rural Japan during the twentieth century has been portrayed as a vast reservoir of conservatism in much of the literature on Japan's modern development, and Japanese agriculture since the 1960s has been treated as an artificial creation sustained only by protectionism of the worst sort.This book...

    Published April 5th 2006 by Routledge

  2. Grassroots Pacifism in Post-War Japan

    The Rebirth of a Nation

    By Mari Yamamoto

    Grassroots Pacifism in Post-War Japan presents new material on grassroots peace activism and pacifism in two major groups active in the post-World War 2 peace movement - workers and housewives. Yamamoto contends that the peace movement, which was organised in tandem with other activities to promote...

    Published April 5th 2006 by Routledge

  3. Japanese Capitals in Historical Perspective

    Place, Power and Memory in Kyoto, Edo and Tokyo

    Edited by Nicolas Fiévé, Paul Waley

    Japan's ability to develop its own brand of modernity has often been attributed in part to the sophistication of its cities. Concentrating on Kyoto, Edo and Tokyo, the contributors to this volume weave together the links between past and future, memory and vision, symbol and structure, between...

    Published April 5th 2006 by Routledge

  4. Genders, Transgenders and Sexualities in Japan

    Edited by Mark McLelland, Romit Dasgupta

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    Incorporating Japanese language materials and field-based research, this compelling collection of essays takes a comparative look at the changing notions of gender and sexual diversity in Japan, considering both heterosexual and non-heterosexual histories, lifestyles and identities. Written by key...

    Published August 29th 2005 by Routledge

  5. Japan at Play

    By Joy Hendry

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    This book explores the myth, so abused by the mass media, that the Japanese are a grey, anonymous mass of efficient, obedient workers. The articles shed light on a Japan outside officialdom, a lively Japan of tumultuous and independent thought, inefficient and aesthetic, pleasure-loving, aggressive...

    Published August 22nd 2005 by Routledge

  6. Japan and National Anthropology: A Critique

    By Sonia Ryang

    Japan and National Anthropology: A Critique is an empirically rich and theoretically sophisticated study which challenges the conventional view of Japanese studies in general and the Anglophone anthropological writings on Japan in particular. Sonia Ryang explores the process by which the postwar...

    Published May 26th 2004 by Routledge

  7. Collected Writings of Gordon Daniels

    By Gordon Daniels

    Series: Collected Writings of Modern Western Scholars on Japan

    Originally a student of Meiji Japan, Gordon Daniels is widely known for his work on the Pacific War and the Occupation of Japan, with particular regard to the world of communications in film and propaganda as well as Japanese sport. He has also been closely involved with the post-war era of...

    Published January 28th 2004 by Routledge

  8. Collected Writings of J. Thomas Rimer

    By J. Thomas Rimer

    Series: Collected Writings of Modern Western Scholars on Japan

    Widely acknowledged as the doyen of twentieth-century Japanese literature, fine art and the performing arts, as well as being renowned for his translations of Zeami and Mori Ogai. Collected Writings of J.Thomas Rimer brings together in whole or in part much of Rimer's prodigious output in these...

    Published January 28th 2004 by Routledge

  9. Collected Writings of J. A. A. Stockwin

    Part 1

    By J.A.A. Stockwin

    Series: Collected Writings of Modern Western Scholars on Japan

    The volume opens with a detailed autobiographical sketch of the author's original 'meeting with Japan', which began in 1961after taking up a post at ANU, Canberra (the result of a successful response to an advert in the Manchester Guardian). After twenty-one years in Australia, Arthur Stockwin...

    Published January 28th 2004 by Routledge

  10. Japanese Cybercultures

    Edited by Nanette Gottlieb, Mark McLelland

    Series: Asia's Transformations/

    Japan is rightly regarded as one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, yet the development and deployment of Internet technology in Japan has taken a different trajectory compared with Western nations. This is the first book to look at the specific dynamics of Japanese...

    Published December 18th 2002 by Routledge